North East Regional Special Operations Unit

Stephen Lawrence Suspect Admits Drugs Charge

News / March 02

A man arrested in connection with Stephen Lawrence's murder has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply drugs worth around £4m.

Neil Stuart, also known as Neil Acourt, 40, admitted the offence at Kingston Crown Court.

He spoke only to enter a guilty plea when the charge - relating to the supply of 100kg of cannabis resin - was read out to him.

Jack Vose, 62, also of London and Daniel Thompson, 27, of South Shields, Tyne and Wear, also pleaded guilty to the drugs offence.

The three are accused of conspiring with others from both London and South Tyneside to supply the Class B drug between 1 January 2014 and 2 February 2016.

A date for sentencing has yet to be set.

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